8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mulanje
— 1 night
Fly
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Lilongwe
— 3 nights
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Blantyre

— 3 nights
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blantyre: Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau) and Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Blantyre online tour planner.

Dresden, Germany to Blantyre is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dresden to Blantyre. Traveling from Dresden in December, things will get warmer in Blantyre: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 4th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mulanje route planner.

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lilongwe

— 3 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 5th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, stroll through Nature Sanctuary, and then stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel and then make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mulanje to Lilongwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.